YES YES YES
Saturday April 18th 2015
April 18th – June 6th 2015
COLLI Independent Art Gallery
Art space / Publishing Platform / Bookstore
Via di Monserrato, 40
00186, Roma, Italy
tel. +39 066869673
Newspapers and Zines
Aloha, American Avatar, Avatar, Bauls, Berkeley Barb, Berkeley Tribe, Big Muddy Gazette, Countdowm, East Village The Other, Fapto, Fire!, Freedom News, Friends, Gay, Gay Power, Gay Scene, Gay Sunshine, Georgia Straight, Good Times, Haight Ashbury Eye, Haight Ashbury Free Press, Haight Ashbury Love Street, Haight Ashbury Maverick, Haight Ashbury Tribune, Harbinger, Helix, Hitweek, Idiot International, Iets, Insekten Sekte, Juche, Kabouter Krant, Kaleidoscope, King Kong International, Kiss, Klaas Krant, Liberated Guardian, Los Angeles Free Press, Mondo Beat, Muhammad Speaks, Nola Express, Old Mole, Open City, Oracle Los Angeles, Oracle San Francisco, Other Scenes, Peninsula Observer, Pic up, Pleasure, Provo, Quicksilver Times, Rampage, Rat, Real Free Press, Re Nudo, Rising Up Angry, Royal World Countdown, San Francisco Ball, San Francisco Express Times, Screw, Search & Destroy, Sette Aprile, Sniffin' Glue, Southern Free Press, Spy-in, Styng, Suck, The Bird, The Black Dwarf, The Black Panther, The International Times, The New York Review of Sex, The Oracle, The Seed, Virginity, Washington Free Press, Witte Krant.
YES YES YES is an exhibition of posters designed by artists, international designers who confront themselves with the alternative and underground press scene between 1966 and 1977.
Colli Gallery proposes an evocative display of original materials selected from a long research on alternative European and American press, entitled Yes Yes Yes Alternative Press / 1966-1977 from Provo to Punk. This research collects, as well as the displayed magazines, important contributions and texts given and written by people who have been directly involved in that process, among whom James Herod (Liberated Guardian), David Goines (San Francisco Express Time), Steven Heller (Screw, The New York Free Press), John Wilcock (Village Voice, Underground Press Syndicate).
Starting from Dutch Provo publications and their influence in Europe, to the British scene and to the wide American scenario of east and west coast, the research especially focuses on aspects of graphic design of a wide hidden publishing scene which has been mainly analyzed, until now, from the political and countercultural point of view. From a sample group of magazines such as Black Panther, The East Village Other, The International Times, Oracle, Avatar, 8 design studios / artists collectives / international graphic designers have been invited to develop a concept around this research.
Dallas, Dexter Sinister, Experimental Jetset, Will Holder, Pauline Kerleroux & Adéla Svobodová, Prill Vieceli Cremers, Studio Hato, Batia Suter will design specific limited editions poster projects produced with local printmaking laboratories.
For the duration of the exhibition a platform/website will be launched with the aim of archiving the historical source material and of hosting and disseminating the graphic projects produced for the exhibition. The works will be also published on a 500 pages catalog published by VIAINDUSTRIAE publishing and a+m bookstore edizioni. Moreover, the Dutch collective Experimental Jetset will design a Provo-inspired magazine.
COLLI Independent Art Gallery is a space for contemporary art in Rome, dedicated to printed matter, bookworks, editions and multiples. The structure is divided into three main areas: the art space that hosts the exhibition programs of the artists, the publishing platform (practical library), a collaborative tool for publishing and co-editing research projects, and the bookstore.
YES YES YES
18th April / 6th June 2015
COLLI Independent Art Gallery, Rome
Exhibition curated by
Emanuele De Donno
Graphic & Web Design
YES YES YES
Emanuele De Donno
a+m bookstore, Milano / VIAINDUSTRIAE
COLLI publishing platform
Art Direction & Graphic Design
in collaboration with
Elisa Altan, Martina Ciccaglione, Augustina Cocco Canuda, Lidia Ginga Cozzupoli, Guido Dal Prà, Barbara Ermeti, Viviana Scutari, Alessandra Smiderle
from ISIA Graphic Design Master course
Editorial Support / Proofreading
Interviews and texts by
James Herod (Liberated Guardian)
David Goines (San Francisco Express Times)
Steven Heller (Screw, The New York Free Press)
Melchiorre Gerbino (Mondo Beat)
Coen Tasman (Kabuter Krant)
Coupey Pierre (Georgia Straight)
Trina Robbins (East Village Other)
Gianni Emilio Simonetti (Re Nudo)
Matteo Guarnaccia (Insekten Sekte, Berkeley Barb)
John Wilcock (Village Voice, Underground Press Syndicate)